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AllisonSlaterTateI am a wife, a daughter, and a mother to four children as well as two crazy dogs. I am a Leo and decidedly ENFP. I consume way too much Diet Coke and French macarons. No judging. I write because I can’t not write. Also, because I am too disorganized to actually fill out baby books. This will have to do.

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"I am not perfect to look at and I am not perfect to love, but I am perfectly their mother."
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"Giving birth is little more than a set of muscular contractions granting passage of a child. Then the mother is born."

- Erma Bombeck

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Nov30

40 Candles

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My family did not forget my birthday. Today, the morning of my 40th birthday, my parents called my cell phone at 8:29 AM and sang “Happy Birthday” to my voice mail...

Oct29

This Is Adolescence: 12

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It’s the legs that really kill me. At twelve, my oldest son’s face is still his face. Though his baby cheeks have hollowed and he now stands at my height, pointedly...

Apr07

Launch!

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Finally, I can announce some exciting news! Last January, Lindsey Mead came to me with her idea to gather ten writers to write about the different ages of childhood, from...

Apr02

Never Say Never

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“I want a pet of my own,” 9-year-old Charlie stated one morning over his frozen waffle. I raised an eyebrow and tipped my head toward the giant designer puppy sitting...

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